Thanks to a combination of Asian and European influences, Hong Kong is a whimsical melting pot of grand colonial buildings, buzzing street markets and futuristic skyscrapers.
The city's two major cruise terminals are located on Kowloon Peninsula; one is Ocean Terminal near Harbour City and the other is the newly unveiled Kai Tak Cruise Terminal in Kowloon Bay. There is also a third but more industrial terminal, China Merchants Wharf, on the west side of Hong Kong Island.
The best area for cruise passengers to explore is around Nathan Road from Tsim Sha Tsui to Mongkok, which stretches approximately 3.5 kilometers. All the top attractions are in the vicinity. Skyscraper fans can head to the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade where they will find an unbeatable harbor view accompanied by the celebrity-studded walkway Avenue of Stars, historic landmark Clock Tower and two of the city's top museums, Hong Kong Space Museum and Hong Kong Museum of Art.
The best hangout for souvenir hunters is Mongkok, which is home to around half a dozen of street markets, from the comprehensive Ladies Market to the curious Goldfish Market, and numerous street-side stalls.
For family visitors, Tsim Sha Tsui East houses two top-notch museums, Hong Kong Science Museum and Hong Kong Museum of History.